In the name of God Amen the nineteenth day of September A.D. 1729
I, Francis Blachford of Sandhall
in the parish of Fordingbridge in the
county of Southton, gent., upon due deliberation do make and ordain
this my last will and testament in manner and forms following revoking
and hereby annulling, making void all forms and other wills by me
heretofore made (if any should happen to be found).
Imprimis: My will is that my debts and funeral expenses shall
be paid and discharged.
Item: I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth
now my wife ten pounds per annum to be yearly paid unto her by my
executors & the use of necessary household goods during her
Item: I give and bequeath unto Peter Rooke,
son of Abraham Pinhorne, and my brother Robert
Blachford Gent., all and singular my goods, chattells,
rights and codicils whatsoever to be by them sold and made the most
of to and for the use, intents and purposes hereinafter in accord,
that is to say the yearly income thereof to be by them employed
to pay to my said wife ten pounds per annum, and the residue towards
the maintaining and breeding up my sons, Francis
and Daniel and my daughter Elizabeth
during their minority, and in any case my said wife should now be
with child, such child as she is now with child with.
And when they come to the age of one and twenty years the said
moneys raised to be divided amongst the said children in manner
following, that is to say my sons Francis and Daniel
each a like share and my daughter half so much as either of them.
And if my said wife should be now with child and such child should
live then I give to such child an equal share with my daughter Elizabeth.
And I do hereby nominate, ordain and appoint them the said Peter
Rooke, Abraham Pinhorne and Robert
Blachford joint and sole executors in trust to this my
last will and testament to and for the uses, intents and purposes
And I do allow them their reasonable charges in the exercise thereof.
In testimony hereof the said Francis Blachford,
the testator hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year
above written. Sealed, published and declared in the presence of
Gregory Doughty, William Pinhorn, John
signed Francis Blachford